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Economic Changes, Vulnerabilities, and Institutional Capabilities

Fritz W. Scharpf

in Welfare and Work in the Open Economy Volume I: From Vulnerability to Competitiveness in Comparative Perspective

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199240883
eISBN:
9780191600173
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199240884.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

The chapter examines the common pressures on employment and the welfare state that originated from changes in the international economic environment after the early 1970s, and it relates these to ... More


Sequences of Policy Failures and Effective Policy Responses

Anton Hemerijck and Martin Schludi

in Welfare and Work in the Open Economy Volume I: From Vulnerability to Competitiveness in Comparative Perspective

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199240883
eISBN:
9780191600173
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199240884.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

The chapter examines the dynamics of policy responses and their ultimate effectiveness. It identifies typical sequences of policy failures, caused by the misfit between new problems and existing ... More


Gender and Social‐Democratic Welfare States

Diane Sainsbury

in Gender and Welfare State Regimes

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198294160
eISBN:
9780191600142
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198294166.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Utilizing a framework based on three gender policy regimes, this chapter analyses the inscription of gender relations in the social provision of Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden. In contrast to ... More


Conclusions

Fritz W. Scharpf and Vivien A. Schmidt

in Welfare and Work in the Open Economy Volume I: From Vulnerability to Competitiveness in Comparative Perspective

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199240883
eISBN:
9780191600173
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199240884.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

The conclusion emphasizes more general patterns that were identified in the comparative analyses. If due account is taken of the specifics of economic changes and national policy legacies, the ... More


Differential inclusion in Germany’s conservative welfare state: policy legacies and structural constraints

Lutz C. Kaiser and Regine Paul

in Migration and welfare in the new Europe: Social protection and the challenges of integration

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847426444
eISBN:
9781447302797
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847426444.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This chapter tries to develop some arguments in the literature regarding the relative exclusion of migrants and the structural impact of welfare states on their social-inclusion patterns. It begins ... More


The Politics of Social Investment: Policy Legacies and Class Coalitions

Silja Häusermann and Bruno Palier

in The Uses of Social Investment

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780198790488
eISBN:
9780191831744
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198790488.003.0031
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Recent research on the development of social investment has demonstrated reform progress not only in different regions of Europe, but also in Latin America and South-East Asia. However, the specific ... More


Pensions choices for the 21st century: meeting the challenges of an ageing society

Jane Falkingham and Katherine Rake

in Social Policy Review 15: UK and international perspectives

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847424709
eISBN:
9781447303428
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847424709.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This chapter discusses the challenges faced by policymakers at the start of the 21st century. These challenges have arisen from the economic, demographic, and policy legacy of the previous century. ... More


Responding to Critics: Trade-Offs, Policy Choices, Historical Legacies, and Discrimination

Sakiko Fukuda-Parr, Terra Lawson-Remer, and Susan Randolph

in Fulfilling Social and Economic Rights

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199735501
eISBN:
9780190226701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199735501.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Democratization

This chapter explores the robustness of the Social and Economic Rights Fulfillment (SERF) Index to assumptions and choices made in its construction. More particularly, it addresses the following five ... More


American Exceptionalism Revisited

Joshua T. McCabe

in The Fiscalization of Social Policy: How Taxpayers Trumped Children in the Fight Against Child Poverty

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190841300
eISBN:
9780190841331
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190841300.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change, Population and Demography

Chapter 1 challenges the conventional wisdom on American exceptionalism in regard to tax and social policy. After setting up the puzzle and outlining why previous theories cannot explain them, it ... More


Invisibility and exclusion

Richard Olsen and Harriet Clarke

in Parenting and disability: Disabled parents' experiences of raising children

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861343642
eISBN:
9781447302902
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861343642.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This chapter provides a review of relevant literature on parenting and disability, which looks at parenting support and the barriers that certain parents encounter when bringing up their children. It ... More


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